YOUR STRESS LESS TOOL KIT
From oils to apps, these homegrown beauty and wellness wonders will nix that frazzled feeling
1. THE SKIN TOOL Elequra Rose Quartz Sculpting Tool (£25, elequra.com)
If you struggle with manual massages, up your game with some apparatus. One end tucks in tightly under the eyes and the other hugs the jawline and cheekbones to get your circulation going. Plus, rose quartz is said to eliminate negative energy. Double win.
2. THE HAIR MIST This Works Stress Check Hair Elixir (£25, thisworks.com)
Spray this on to wet or dry hair in the morning and the blend of neroli, patchouli, lavender, vetiver and camomile will release its goodness every time you move your head – lulling you into a calm, meditative state that lasts. Even a killer commute couldn’t rile you.
3. THE HERBAL TONIC Pukka Relax 7 Day Kit (£9.99, pukkaherbs.com)
A double whammy of Pukka’s popular ‘Relax’ tea and the wonder adaptogenic herb ashwagandha, this calming combo will instil inner peace and help you feel more grounded. Expect your sleep quality to increase, which is a big thumbs up for your skin.
4. THE NIGHT CREAM Elemis Superfood Night Cream (£46, elemis.com)
Feeding dry, depleted skin with sweet almond milk, chia seeds and omegas 3, 6 and 9, this cream locks in moisture to counter restless nights with a cool, calm complexion.
5. THE ANTI-AGEING CREAM
Neal’s Yard Frankincense Intense Lift Cream (£65, nealsyardremedies.com)
Proven to de-stress, relax and restore a sense of balance and peace, the therapeutic benefits of frankincense were recently backed up by testers trialling this calming cream.
6. THE ESSENTIAL OIL Aromatherapy Associates De-stress Frankincense Pure Essential Oil (£30, aromatherapyassociates.com)
If anyone knows their oils, it’s these guys. Pure highest-quality frankincense relieves stress and naturally induces deep breathing. Pour a few drops into your palms and press it into the back of your neck or rub it on your pillow.
7. THE DAY CREAM Ilapothecary Protective Aura Day Cream (£37, ilapothecary.com)
Containing wild indigo, a medicinal herb that strengthens the immune system and fights infection, this deeply nourishing moisturiser also uses Moringa oil to stabilise collagen and repair stress-damaged skin cells.
THE APP Calm (free, calm.com)
Crowned itunes’ number one app in 2017 and created by two Brits, Calm is downloaded an average 30,000 times a day. Packed with guided meditation, sleep stories and non-preachy mindfulness masterclasses that fit into your routine, you can see why it comes out on top.